|Ellen Dunham-Jones: Retrofitting suburbia - TED.com|
Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years' big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead "big box" stores re-inhabited, parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAtlanta; TED; Talks; cities; design; urban planning; 2010
|Catherine Bracy: Why good hackers make good citizens - TED.com|
Hacking is about more than mischief-making or political subversion. As Catherine Bracy describes in this spirited talk, it can be just as much a force for good as it is for evil. She spins through some inspiring civically-minded projects in Honolulu, Oakland and Mexico City — and makes a compelling case that we all have what it takes to get involved.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cities; software; urban planning; TEDCity2.0; 2013
|Erik Schlangen: A "self-healing" asphalt - TED.com|
Paved roads are nice to look at, but they’re easily damaged and costly to repair. Erik Schlangen demos a new type of porous asphalt made of simple materials with an astonishing feature: When cracked, it can be “healed” by induction heating. (Filmed at TEDxDelft.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; engineering; invention; science; technology; urban planning; TEDxDelft; 2012
|Nate Silver: Does race affect votes? - TED.com|
Nate Silver has answers to controversial questions about race in politics: Did Obama's race hurt his votes in some places? Stats and myths collide in this fascinating talk that ends with a remarkable insight on how town planning can promote tolerance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; cities; politics; race; statistics; urban planning; 2009
|Eduardo Paes: The 4 commandments of cities - TED.com|
Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, a sprawling, complicated, beautiful city of 6.5 million. He shares four big ideas about leading Rio -- and all cities -- into the future, including bold (and do-able) infrastructure upgrades and how to make a city "smarter."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; cities; technology; urban planning; TED2012; 2012
|Steven Johnson tours the Ghost Map - TED.com|
Author Steven Johnson takes us on a 10-minute tour of The Ghost Map, his book about a cholera outbreak in 1854 London and the impact it had on science, cities and modern society.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon 2006; TED; Talks; cities; culture; design; epidemiology; health; history; map; science; urban planning; 2006
|Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind - TED.com|
What would a city designed for the blind be like? Chris Downey is an architect who went suddenly blind in 2008; he contrasts life in his beloved San Francisco before and after -- and shows how the thoughtful designs that enhance his life now might actually make everyone's life better, sighted or not.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; design; urban planning; TEDCity2.0; 2013
|Mitchell Joachim: Don't build your home, grow it! - TED.com|
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; environment; urban planning; TED2010; 2010
|Edi Rama: Take back your city with paint - TED.com|
Make a city beautiful, curb corruption. Edi Rama took this deceptively simple path as mayor of Tirana, Albania, where he instilled pride in his citizens by transforming public spaces with colorful designs. With projects that put the people first, Rama decreased crime -- and showed his citizens they could have faith in their leaders. (Filmed at TEDxThessaloniki.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; cities; community; global issues; government; politics; urban planning; TEDxThessaloniki; 2012
|Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies' - TED.com|
The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. This talk at the US State Department is a foretaste of his major new book, sure to provoke widespread debate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; alternative energy; climate change; development; environment; future; global issues; green; sustainability; urban planning; 2009
|Alex Steffen sees a sustainable future - TED.com|
Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; cities; collaboration; culture; design; environment; global issues; invention; sustainability; technology; third world; urban planning; TEDGlobal 2005; 2005
|David Rockwell builds at Ground Zero - TED.com|
In this emotionally charged conversation with journalist Kurt Andersen, designer David Rockwell discusses the process of building a viewing platform at Ground Zero shortly after 9/11.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; New York; architecture; arts; cities; collaboration; culture; death; design; disaster relief; interview; memory; urban planning; 2002